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under having reasonable gun controls sunday the second amendment. >> the nra has made a statement today. the key part saying they're prepared to make meaningful contributions to make sure this doesn't happen again. >> don't hold your breath. >> jeffrey, tell me this annoying -- what did he call me, a bucolic brit. as someone who went through, very similar, the children same age killed. which means we only get 35 gun letters a year. it's the same in australia. many european companies have a similar rate. we just don't get how the nr are a is apparently so powerful that it's able to dictate policy on this on the way it does. is that going to change that micha michael bloomberg came out and said stop being so terrified of the nra. >> i think nra is just as powerful as they have been. and they have all the time in the world. the news media, we have a short attention span. six months from now, we're not going to be covering this story around the clock. but the nra is going to be working even harder. any debate about gun control will start to get bogged down in details which do you band, do y
in february. erin? >> john, thank you very much. up next, four days after the newtown tragedy, the nra has finally broken its silence. it was a total blackout, nothing on twitter, nothing on their web page. they broke it today. >>> and the story of vicky soto. her final moments of heroism from a young man who loved her. before cdw virtualized it. how? cdw and hp networking implemented a virtual application network that reduces the time to deploy cloud applications from months to minutes. with fewer bottlenecks like this. finally. charles! client golf. aim for the lake. really? but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! >>> tonight, we're hearing from the national rifle association. there has been complete silence from the nra. this is the first time we've heard from them since friday. the statement from the nra reads in part, i'll quote you this part first, out of respect f
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? >> john, thank you very much. up next, four days after the newtown tragedy, the nra has finally broken its silence. it was a total blackout, nothing on twitter, nothing on their web page. they broke it today. >>> and the story of vicky soto. her final moments of heroism from a young man who loved her. . pretty sweet, huh? cute. but don't you have any apps on your phone that can make your life easier? who do you think i am, quicken loans? at quicken loans, we'll provide you with myql mobile. this amazingly useful app allows you to take pictures of your mortgage documents using an iphone or android smart phone... so you can easily send them to us. one more way quicken loans is engineered to amaze. ooh, la-la! you can stay in and share something... or you can get out there and actually share something. ♪ the lexus december to remember sales event is on. this is the pursuit of perfection. [ male announcer ] jill and her mouth have lived a great life. but she has some dental issues she's not happy about. so i introduced jill to crest pro-health for life. selected for people over 50. pro-healt
to the newtown attack. bill plante is at nra headquarters in fairfax, virginia, just outside of washington. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah. the nra is one of washington's most powerful lobbying groups. but for four days after the killings in newtown, it had nothing to say. nothing on its website, on facebook or on twitter. but tuesday with politicians of every stripe now calling for some kind of action, the nra broke its silence. saying that it was shocked, saddened, and heartbroken by the murders and that it had refrained from commenting out of respect for the families. in a statement the nra said it is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again. and that it will offer more details at a news conference on friday. in congress, the leader of senate republicans joined the chorus of politicians who are suggesting that something needs to be done. >> as we continue to learn the facts congress will examine whether there is an appropriate and constitutional response that would better protect our citizens. >> reporter: the white house spok
, connecticut. >> new information now from the nra, the national rifle association broke its silence with a statement about the killings. the group said that nra members were quote, shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders. the nra has said it's offering meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again. >> bay area state senator introduced a bill that would close major loopholes in california's assault weapons ban. the bill is similar to one last year that prohibits semiautomatic weapons. it will require yearly registration and backgrounds checks. a second bill will make it a requirement that store weapons have trigger locks. the white house says if president obama is also prepared to actively support reinstatement of a u.s. assault weapons ban. california senator diane feinstein plans to introduce new legislation next year. the president would also support new rules for gun shows. attendees can buy guns from private dealers without a background check. >> bay area residents are banding together. ktvuu's health and synced core j
the country from sandy hook and shaking up national debate on gun control that was intractable until now. nra is breaking its silence. 4 days after the connecticut school shooting. in a statement the group says the members were quote shocked, sad and heart broken by the news. the group also pledged to quote help make sure this never happens again. more coming apparently from the nra. >>> plus body blow to the maker of the rifle used in the massacre. as today one power ful hedge fund in california with ties to newtown said it's time for action. all this as president obama signals how far he will go to reign in assault weapons. 2020 anchor chris cuomo begins our coverag coverage. >> each body buried calls for change. white house voicing support for new gun law and renewal of the assault weapon ban. weapons that fire bullet in rapid succession with each pull of the trigger. the business community also proving to be potential catalyst. investment manager announcing the sale of the stake in the biggest maker of assault rifle rifles. what prompted the move may instructive. union represen
that's right. there are people who want to use this as a partisan, who scapegoat the nra to one over one side of the argument. i think one way to get around that is to too what joe lieberman suggested, appoint a commission, not to put it off indefinitely. we had a commission after 9-11. because there is going to be a rush to judgment on this. i think it's likely that we're going to pass weapons laws that will be completely useless and i think it would be far better to appoint a commission to report in three months, six months, maybe lieberman, maybe giuliani to let head it and look not just at gun, which is the only place where liberals want to look, but to look at the other two elements of any mass shooting. there is the shooter, there is the gun and the environment. and we're talking about the commitment laws for the dangerously mentally ill, which are extremely lax in the united states of america. and although it would not probably have affected what happened in connecticut, it would surely have affected what happened in tucson where the guy was obviously a danger. everybody knew
association chimed in to say, "the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again." >> reporter: white house spokesman jay carney says the president is actively supporting a bill to reinstate the assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004. >> have there been visitors pouring into town in the aftermath of this that has gained so many attention? >> reporter: there are a lot of visitors interest neighboring towns here in connecticut. they have all been stopping by the several makeshift memorials that have been erected in the middle of town. they are dropping off cards and notes, balloons, even teddy bears, or just stopping to reflect and remember the slain people. >> marlie hall live in newtown, thank you. >>> 'tis the season to give and the glide foundation along with gap, inc., is doing just that. this is a live look right now at a grocery bag giveaway about to kick off in san francisco. you can see lots of people braving the cold out there to stand in line. they are already lining up at glide this is on alice street. this is why. about 5500 free bags
. if we do all those things, it's easy to do. because 74% of nra members in a frank lunce poll said they support that no one can get a gun without a background check. >> when you talk like this and talk common sense gun safety, they don't challenge it as much. they immediately go somewhere else and say how about another approach because they don't want to take on the gun lobby. here's governor mcdonnell talking yesterday. he's open to the idea of arming school officials. i think that's a separate question. but he offers that as an alternative to gun control. let's listen. >> if people were armed, not just a police officer, but other school officials that were trained and chose to have a weapon, certainly there would have been an opportunity to stop aggressors coming into the schools. if a person like that was armed and trained, could they have stopped the carnage in the classroom? perhaps. >> okay. you know what a .38 special is. a retired cop or something walking around. that's what they're talking about. a school teacher doesn't know how to use a gun. pulls out your cap gun, revol
's unleashed mudslides that wiped a train right off the tracks. >> look at that. >>> but first, the nra is finally breaking its silence on the newtown shooting. the gun rights group is pledging to help make sure this never happens again. >> and the group will detail its position at a news conference on friday. we begin our coverage of the gun control debate with abc's chris cuomo. >> reporter: with each body buried, calls for change. the white house voicing support for new gun laws and renewal of the assault weapons ban, weapons that fire bullets in rapid succession with each pull of the trager. and the business community also proving to be a potential catalyst. capital management announcing its sale in the stake of the biggest maker of assault rifles. the union representing california's teachers said it was reviewing its decision to invest $500 million with cerebus because of its connection to bushmaster. >> teachers feel strongly about this issue. >> reporter: advocates for gun control see these as strides in culture change, making assault rifles tabu. >> a lot of people are understan
today saying its members were heartbroken. the nra said it was prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure it never happens again. the organization says it will hold a press conference on friday. >> ask for a maryland governor martin o'malley, he called for more guns to be taken off the street. he said the administration will push for a bill to help prevent what happenedchool. >> the growing debate over guns in america led to a decision by a major retailer. dick's sporting goods as it had suspended sales of modern sporting rifles, which is an industry term for military-style bonds. this was supported by many customers shopping earlier today. >> i don't think they should be as readily available that you can just go and pick them up at the store. i think it is a good decision. >> most average people use guns and they don't kill anybody. >> in addition, dicks says it is removing all guns from display at its store closes to a new town. it is not clear how long the suspension will last -- at its store closest to a new town newtown. classes resume of four students ther
. >> and in washington, the nra breaks it's silence. the kudlow report starts now. >> all right let's go to john harwitt first in dc. i think i agree with what you were saying first. >>> he moved to plan b and the hope that further negotiations could produce progress. >> our plan b would protect american taxpayers who make $1 million or less and have their current rates extended. i continue to have hope. that would reduce spending as well as revenues on the table. >> but of course the democrats in the senate. didn't see plan b as a step forward. harry reid came out and said, john boehner is walking away from the nenegotiations. >> every time we get down to something from the long-term financial think for this country. they do the charlie brown thing, they jerk the ball away. and this is what is going on. >> the posturing conceals the process that we are not aware of. but i talked to a budget aid that said, he thinks things are getting worse in terms for prospects of a deal. >> by the way, my contacts have said the same thing. you thank you very, very much. all of this may be defying predictions. it is a
says it is sadden and had heartbroken by the news of the senseless murder. the nra said it wanted to give the victims' families time to mourn t. nra plans a news conference friday. >>> ktvu.com has more kovrng of the connecticut school shooting. we posted a special tab for you at the top of our home page including a link to more information about bay area vigils. >>> grab your coat. tonight is expected to be one of the coldest nights of the year with a freeze warning in effect in some bay area neighborhoods. temperatures have already start today drop, right. >> gasia, that's right. it is really cold out here. we are at union square and you can see there's a lot of people out shopping. after all, it is only one week before christmas, and looks like most shoppers were prepared for the dip in temperature bundled up in heavy coats, hats and gloves. now, we also visited the city's largest emergency winter shelter for the homeless to see how it's faring. st. mary's cathedral is amongst four churches in san francisco working with the city to help house and feed homeless folks to get them
on assault weapons. is the nra statement something new? does it represent a change? do we know? >> we can't know. it's intentionally vague. they have a press conference scheduled for friday. they want to make contributions to make sure it doesn't happen again. but you cannot under estimate the intensity of the passion of gun ownership in this country. and in is the nra's constituency. >> we will see what they say friday. thank you, chris. >>> and friday has been set aside as a day of mourning across connecticut. today, the children from newtown schools showed how resilient they are, the single act getting on the school bus. smiling from the windows and reaching out for a hug from a policeman. and dan harris was there. >> reporter: they were greeted at the door with hugs from teachers. the buses bore ribbons in green and white, the colors of sandy hook elementary. there was serious security. police checking every car. but even this officer was giving out hugs. are there any concerns about safety? >> no, they're in a safe place there. >> as you can imagine, it was pretty difficult. what els
more than three shells in my clip. it holds five. >> reporter: marlie hall, cbs 5. >> the nra will hold a news conference on friday and the white house says president obama will actively support a bill to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. >>> people in the bay area continue to pay tribute to victims of the connecticut shooting. yesterday evening, families and educators in the pleasanton unified school district held a candlelight vigil. photos of the 26 victims were displayed on a tree at amaral park. pleasanton school officials say it's a sad reminder of the importance of their jobs. >> always look at procedures and practices and what else we can do to improve. >> letters, pictures and donations from pleasanton will be sent to newtown later this week. >>> the san jose sikh temple has a vigil planned for 6:30 tonight. they are on morillo avenue south of quimby road in the east foothills. >>> california is no longer invested in assault rifles. it's pulled nearly $9 million of state pension money out of the gunmaker freedom group, which manufacturers the bushmaster. >
the nra to the table in a very sort of high pressure timetable right now? >> reporter: this struck me because when the president was asked about this during questioning, he said that he has faith basically in members of the nra. so making it clear that he's going to be trying to appeal to actual members as mothers and fathers, that he said when you look at the nra, there are a lot of people there who want to be sure that people go through background checks, they want to make sure that kids are safe. he thinks that there is sort of a place where nra members don't want to see military style weapons in the hands of people, a period or might do harm. that was sort of where he was looking and using the bully pulpit. friday, we'll be hearing from the nra for first time. they have been saying no comment. they have remained mum following the shooting in connecticut on friday. but this is just a really a sign now that things are very much heating up here, that we will be hearing from them on friday and that we heard from the president getting specific today, brooke. >> nra releasing a statemen
square, wall street, and broadway theaters. >>> the nra says it's willing to offer meaningful contributions to ensure shootings like those in newtown never happen again. the gun rights group said it had been silent until now out of respect for the families. a major investment firm announced it's selling the biggest maker of the assault rifle. people see it as a step toward making assault rifles tabu. >> at the end of the day it's not necessarily the dollar that counts but the sense. the sense of the types of weapons we're selling to the general public. >> we'll hear more details about the nra's position at a news conference on friday. >> considering the mood of the nation, you have to wonder -- they have to pick their words very carefully during that news conference. they said nothing up to this point. even their facebook page had been taken down. so it's going to be interesting to see what those folks have to say at the end of the week. >>> also, in newtown, friends and family are preparing to say goodbye to first grade teacher vicki soto, one of those hero teachers. her fune
. it holds five. >> reporter: even the national rifle association chimed in to say, "the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again." >> reporter: white house spokesman jay carney says the president is actively supporting a bill to reinstate the assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004. michelle? >> marlie, you were talking about kids going back to school and it was a day of mixed emotion. tell me what the mood is like after that. i'm sure it's really hard for parents to send their kids back to school but the community seems to be taking steps forward. >> reporter: well, understandably, people are still devastated although resuming classes restored some sense of routine, people -- it was still not a typical day. students went back to school with security. parents, students and teachers still grief-stricken and not much work was done because they were talking about the tragic events that took place on friday. >> no kidding. and any word yet on when the sandy hook elementary students when they are going to return to school? >> reporter: well,
. >> as an nra member, i believe enough is enough. we need to come to the table and end up with appropriate restrictions. >> senator dianne feinstein, democrat of california, has pledged to introduce legislation early next year to ban certain assault weapons, but the powerful gun lobby is almost certain to make it difficult to get such a powerful bill through congress. >> the german president is in cobble on his second visit -- on the second day of his visit to afghanistan -- in kabul. >> issue the afghan leader that germany would continue to support afghanistan even after foreign forces pull out in 2014. after he visited with german soldiers stationed in the north of the country. germany took on one more step toward going green on tuesday. chancellor angela merkel was on hand for the opening of a power line between cities in the very north of the country. >> this is all part of germany's goal to try to modernize its power grid and phase out a clear power by the 2020. still, there is opposition. >> i of the german government has its way, the country will soon abound with new power lines lik
. >> and as more victimless are laid to rest in the elementary school tragedy, the nra breaks its silence. >> the in-class punishment a teacher is accused of handing out and why some parents say it crossed the line. >>> tense moments tonight as san jose city college was put under a lockdown. no one was allowed on campus for more than three hours as police searched for a reported gunman. >> reporter: reaction to this lockdown ranged from a "so what "to bewilderment to anger that this could have been a hoax. these photos show heavily armed police officers searching the building room by room. it's a raw glimpse of what it's like to be a student in this day and age. >> we barricaded down, we hushed our voices, got away from the windows, made sure we weren't near where anybody could look in, and we were afraid. >> reporter: police got a single 911 phone call of a black male suspect wearing a white t-shirt, possibly armed with a gun, at the tech center building. officers swarmed in, locked down the entire campus, and over the next few hours, students were slowly released from their classrooms.
.m. >>> the national rifle association issued its first comment today about the school shooting in connecticut. the nra says members are shocked and saddened and the organization is prepared to make meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again. >> in newtown tonight people continue to come in large numbers to offer their condolences to a community shattered by what happened. all the while the funerals continue. abc7 news reporter laura anthony is there with the continuing coverage of the tragedy. >> the latest here is that the scene of the tragedy now may never reopen. that is yet to be determined. in the meantime we found local high school students who were out here tonight tending to a more immediate task. they are the young people of sandy hook who committed themselves to keeping all of the tiny flames burning. even as the cold, connecticut rains keep snuffing them out. >> i am just lighting candles since they are all going out with the rain to keep the spirit out and alive and going. >> while the public memorial grows, the private funeral services continue for all of those ki
to the debate on gun control. in the fist statement the nra says the national rifle association of america is made up of four million moms and dads sons, a and daughters and we were shocked and saddened. they will not comment on the newtowshoong iediately out of respect for the families. the powerful gun rights group says it wants to be part of the national dialogue to make sure such tragedy does not happen again. >>> a former security guard accused of shooting off a gun outside of a shopping mall is linked to several other shootings. investigators say 42-year-old marco fired 54 shots into the air outside a new port beach mall saturday. no one was shot. he has been involved in ten similar shootings since april. including two near disney land and another outside the same new port mall. he remains in jail without bail. >>> the leaders of an independent panel that harassly criticized security in ben tobacco city will explain their findings today. the u.s. ambassador and three other americans were killed in a september 11 attack. meanwhile democrats are rejecting the fiscal cliff plan b by rep
of mentally ill and requiring background checks at gun shows. nra will hold a news conference friday the group says it is prepared to make meaningful contributions so tragedies like sandy hook never happen again. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> today several more funerals will take place, following the massacre, including one for teacher victoria soto, the 27-year-old died while trying to hide her students. the chief medical examiner is taking another approach to could having clues about the shooting of the law enforcement is hoping a gwinnettist can provide answers into the behind -- a againist can provide answers into the mine. again man. laura anthony will have a report tonight at 5. you can sign up for our breaking news alerts at abc7news.com. >>> traffic is moving slowly once again on i-5 this morning after a massive chain reaction crash near the oregon border north of yreka near the town of hornbrook. the freeway was shutdown all night, up to 60 cars and trucks were involved, 16 were hurt, eight taken to the hospital, chp says the mess was caused by black ice and people driving too fast.
's killings. in a statement, the nra says its members are shocked and saddened by the horrific and senseless murders. the powerful lobby has a press conference scheduled for friday, and some hope that it will accept stronger restrictions on the sale of assault weapons, but many gun owners think a ban is useless. >> my opinion is that is a natural knee-jerk reaction. we had an assault weapon ban in the pace -- in the past. that law expired and expired for a reason -- it served no purpose. >> the rifle used to slaughter children in newtown is selling like hotcakes because many gun fans fear it and similar assault weapons could soon be banned, but the massacre of 26 women and children have changed the tone of the gun ownership debate and may wind up making it much harder for americans to obtain firearms. >> the united nations children's agency unicef and the well had organization have -- who have suspended polio vaccinations in pakistan. >> nine people have been killed since the start of a polio revocation campaign that began on monday. pakistan is one of just three countries in the world still
that was used friday. the nra said "meaningful contributions to stop fur tragedies." >>> california is no longer invested in assault rifles. illegal to either have or sell that weapon in the state of california. so obviously, the state shouldn't be a participant in that kind of activity. >> california's teacher pension fund has a stake in freedom group. it is reviewing the investment. >>> one bay area city is looking for the cash to pay for the guns bought back. people turned in nearly 600 firearms for cash, way more than expected. linda yee says san francisco had to start handing out io us . >> reporter: this gun buy back program was more successful than expected. >> thank you very much. jr. dr. joe marshall says he ran out of money after buying back 125 weapons at 200 bucks apiece. ingly was ready to shut down. i was going to walk out and tell the crowd that's all we have. but the chief said, oh no no no. we have all these guns, we have to get them. one mar long rifle, one shotgun. >> reporter: dr. marshall gave out 157ious . if place chief tell us us tonight he found the money and he will ann
"the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again." the organization has planned what it describes as a major news conference for the end of the week. >>> also some leading retailers are taking action on their own. dick's sporting goods says it is suspending sales of certain military-style weapons in stores across the country. elsewhere two republican governors, rick perry in texas, and bob mcdonnell in virginia, said they would consider allowing school officials to carry firearms on campus. meanwhile it's still a long road ahead in newtown. sandy hook elementary remains a crime scene at this hour and students won't be returning to class at all until january. when they do return, they will be at a former middle school in the town of monroe, about eight miles away at least temporarily. most of the other schools in the district have since reopened with increased police presence and grief counselors on hand. nbc's anne thompson has more. >> reporter: the reopening of newtown schools, an act of faith and resolve. >> whether you wait a da
fox news the nra, having observed a proper morning time frame will soon begin to push back against gun-control advocates widening in the discussion to include hollywood, the gaming industry and putting defenders of the first amendment against defenders of the second. the major news conference was announced friday, saying its 4 million members to male and female, are prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again. the white house, meantime, went on record with the measures president obama will fight for. >> actively supportive of, for example, senator feinstein's stated intent to revive a piece of legislation that would reinstate the assault weapons ban. he supports and would support legislation that addresses the problem of the so-called gun show loophole. but talk about high-capacity ammunition clips, for example, and that is something subtly that we would be interested in looking at. >> the gun-friendly democrat from west virginia reelected last of spoke by phone with the president today and after were urged his friends not to vilify those to talk to
previous pro nra position on gun control. >> when my daughters asked me friday night dad, you're in the senate. why can't we put reasonable restrictions on assault weapons or these rapid fire ammunition clips? i didn't have a good enough answer for them. >> reporter: virginia governor ordered a school safety audit. he was asked about allowing school employees to be armed. >> i know there's been a knee jerk reaction against that. i think there should at least be a discussion of that. if people were armed, not just a police officer but other school officials at were trained and chose to have a weapon, certainly there would have been an opportunity to stop aggressors coming into the school. that's a reasonable discussion. >> reporter: since the shooting on friday, the national rifle association has been silent. late tuesday afternoon the four million member group released a statement. the members are shocked, saddened and heartbroken about the murders in connecticut. the gun rights group will offer meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again. the nra scheduled
quote. the nra is made up of four million moms and dads, sons and daughters, and we were shocked, sad, heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in newtown. the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again. nra saying it will hold a news conference on friday, one week to the day after the school shootings. martha: and the gun industry itself is facing an extreme backlash as a result of all of this and it is feeling it in the bottom lines. shares of major gun makers have dropped in the wake of the sandy hook shootings and the owner of the company that makes one of the weapons used in that tragedy says that they have decided to get out of the gun business. interesting developments here that reverberate all the way to wall street. stuart varney is the anchor of "varney & company" on the fox business network. stuart, how is tall this playing out in these companies? >> martha, there is a long list of backlash developments. start with this. cheaper than dirt.com, one of the largest internet gun sellers just announced it is
. no questions asked. felons and domestic abusers can easily get guns. 74% of nra members support closing this whole. -- hole. we need a sustained, thoughtful, national conversation about solutions to air gun violence epidemic. demic.our gun violence episd a conversation that is respectful of the second amendment but cognizant of the risks dunst post to our families -- risks to our families and neighborhoods, like in the cases you heard about today. none of these policies have anything to do with second amendment rights. this is the conversation the american public wants to have. those who own guns and those who do not, we are speaking out, based on one simple idea. we are better than this. we are here to make our voices heard. the voices of everyone that just want to live in a safer nation. we will take that message to the halls of congress and directly to the white house. we are not going away until america's gun policies to truly change and that we do everything we can to protect our children and our communities. we have shown that we are better than this. thank you for being here and
and a full investigation of the facts before commenting." the nra plans a news conference friday with more details and liz, they say they will make a major announcement. we'll be listening. >> we will. thank you. >>> we're telling you earlier about our breaking news story out of san jose. san jose city college on lockdown tonight report of a man with a gun or a suspect with a gun on campus. unconfirmed reports. we want to go live to kcbs radio reporter mike colgan. what do you know from where you are right now? >> reporter: well, part of the campus has been cleared. but two areas of the campus are still on lockdown as the science and tech labs is what i have been told two years still on lockdown, other students have been told to leave. we see cars streaming out of the campus so part of the campus has been -- they have been allowed to leave. i think two other parts of campus remain on lockdown. still unconfirmed reports of a gunman on campus. some students have been allowed to leave. >> this happened about 90 minutes ago the first reports came in, mike. there was an unconfirmed report of so
. >>> the nra has planned a news conference for friday, to outline what it calls meaningful contributions to the gun control debate. the gun rights group had remained silence on the issue until now. meanwhile, the white house says president obama favors reinstatement of a ban against assault rifles. >>> also, the company that makes the assault rifle used in that shooting is bracing for possible lawsuits. but bushmaster's parent company may be protected by a controversial law passed by congress seven years ago, shielding gunmakers from certain legal actions. a major investment firm, meanwhile, yesterday, announced it was dropping its stake in the company. >>> and one hint of how heated the rhetoric over gun control could get came on piers morgan's cnn show a few hours ago. his guest, the director of gun owners of america. it has rocketed around facebook and twitter overnight. >> i honestly don't understand why you would rather have people be victims of a crime than be able to defend themselves. it's incomprehensible. >> you're an unbelievably stupid man, aren't you? >> it seems to me you'r
rifle association chimed in to say the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure that this never happens again. white house spokesman james carnie says the white house will actively support a bill to reinstate the assault rifle ban that expired in 2004. terrell. >> thank you so much. >>> meanwhile we're learning more about the gunman, 20-year-old adam lanza. authorities say it's unlikely they'll be able to retrieve information from lanza's computer. it was too badly damaged. and federal agents say lanza practiced target shooting with his mother at the local gun ranges. >>> a scholarship has been set up at the university of connecticut. it will help pay the college costs for sandy hook students who choose to attend uconn. students of the victims and a children of adult victims will also be available. >>> this morning a major winter-like storm -- it isn't officially winter until friday, but that storm moving from the northwest and to the plains and will likely affect holiday travel. the winter storm warnings and watches are posted from oregon to michigan. heavy snow
loophole, the nra has broken its silence of the sandy hook massacre in a statement they said out of respect for families and as a matter of common decency... they plan to hold a news conference friday in washington. president preckwinkle saying that the board is standing by its assault rifle ban asking the state to do the same we have a band here in cook county which is under court challenge so we proceeded to defend the ban and we would hope that the state of illinois as well would defend assault weapons the names of all victims were read at the meeting today. board members also expressed concern that the victims should not be forgotten and action should be taken. so many people still suffering without heat or homes after the hurricane, how chicago police are still lending a hand for the holidays. we check in with another group that helped so many during sandy. he can't even spell the word hero yet but tonight he sure is being called one a story you will not want to miss is coming up. ♪ this holiday when kmart shop your way members check out, they can win... ... a trip to universal orla
violence. this morning, after days of silence, the nra, the nation's most powerful gun lobby, announced that it will hold a press conference on friday. and they say they're prepared to make meaningful contributions so tragedies like sandy hook never happen again. are we in the precipice of a sea change? about how this nation deals with guns? >> why the hell can you buy a weapon of mass destruction? that's what it is. that's the first thing that should be gone. >> there have been 70, 70 episodes of school shootings in the united states, since 1994. good lord. really? i mean, should there be that many? >> reporter: big-city mayors and one of the nation's biggest police unions have called for a ban on assault rifles and high-capacity clips. and for some longtime allies of the gun lobby, this week was a tipping point. >> never in my life did i ever think we would have 20 children slaughtered. so, it changed everything. >> reporter: there's signs this morning that everyone, including those that sell guns, are reassessing. at least for now. walmart has stopped online sales of the bushmaster r
've got to do things differently. >> what about the nra? president obama: the nra is an organization that has members who are mothers and fathers. and i would suspect they have been impacted by this as well. hopefully they will do some self reflection. herhere's what we know. any single gun law can solve all these problems. we will have to look at mental health issues, schools, a whole range of things that joe's group looks at. we know issues of gun safety will be an element of it. and what we've seen over the last 20 years, 15 years is the sense that anything related to guns is somehow an encroachment on the second amendment. what we're looking for here is a thoughtful approach that says we can preserve our second amendment, we can make sure that responsible gun owners are able to carry out their activities, but we will actually be serious about the safety side of this, that we will be serious about making sure that something like newtown or a roa aurora doesn'tn again. visit a good chunk of space from what the second amendment means and having no rules at all. that is what joe is g
in newtown. the nra says it is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure there's not a repeat of what happened in newtown and on friday the group plans to hold a press conference to offer more details. >>> the firm capital says it intends to sell its stock in cerberus. that's the company that makes the rifle used in friday's attack. it's not clear how long the suspension will last. dick's has removed all guns from the shelves of stores closest to newtown connecticut out of respect for the shooting victims and their families. >>> the bank is located in pelton plaza which is just off east 14th street a couple of weeks from davis street. just after 4:00 this afternoon a man in his 20s walked in, passed a note to the teller asking for money and by the time police got there unfortunately the bank robber was gone. and in belmont police want your help identifying a man suspecting of robbing another u.s. bank at noon today. take a look at this bank security picture. that robbery happened at the branch on rolston avenue. the man demanded money from a teller. police say h
and senseless murders in newtown. the nra says it is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure there's not a repeat of what happened in newtown and on friday the group plans to hold a press conference to offer more details. >>> the firm capital says it intends to sell its stock in cerberus. that's the company that makes the rifle used in friday's attack. it's not clear how long the suspension will last. dick's has removed all guns from the shelves of stores closest to newtown connecticut out of respect for the shooting victims and their families. >>> the bank is located in pelton plaza which is just off east 14th street a couple of weeks from davis street. just after 4:00 this afternoon a man in his 20s walked in, passed a note to the teller asking for money and by the time police got there unfortunately the bank robber was gone. and in belmont police want your help identifying a man suspecting of robbing another u.s. bank at noon today. take a look at this bank security picture. that robbery happened at the branch on rolston avenue. the man demanded money from a teller. p
had a rifle and a gun since i was a boy. i'm a lifelong member of the n.r.a. i just came back from a hunting trip. but, ron, he said, you go back to washington and you get your colleagues to do something about the assault weapons and the extended clips. and that's what i'm here to do. along with my colleagues, and we look forward to reaching across the aisle and having a similar gathering of republican members of congress to work with us to take care of this problem once and for all. thank you. >> leader pelosi, dianne degette and carolyn mccarthy, i want to thank you for your outstanding leadership on this manner. i'm an honorably discharged veteran who earned an expert marksmanship medal when i was in the service. i'm also the parent of a son murdered on the south side of the city of chicago. and i am a pastor of a church. i'm here to support h.r. 308, the large capacity ammunition feeding device act, which i have been a co-sponsor of since march of last year. there are 264,194 a.r.-15 rifles, manufactured each year in the u.s., and of those, 5,443 are exported overseas, and 248,
. the president applied there are members that are mothers and fathers and hope they will do self-reflection. nra set to hold a news conference on friday. >> thank you. american officials might draw from the experiences of a scottish town that suffered an attack in 1996 similar to what newtown, connecticut, is currently dealing with. senior foreign affairs correspondent greg palkot has more. >> nearly 17 years ago, but thousands of milles away but parallels to what happened with newtown. gunman walked in the primary school there on march 13, 1996, killing 16 five and 6-year-old, teacher and injuring others and then turned his gun on himself. one killed was 5-year-old victoria clydesdale. although the scottish accent heavy, the father's memory was clear about the day the policeman told him the daughter was dead. >> i was total devastation. it didn't know what to say. i was screaming. i know couldn't answer the questions. >> residents like the residents of newtown were besieged by media. today, the reserved scottish are retie sant about the tragedy. a public way they worked through the grief is cha
investigation of the fact. the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again. we're not sure what that means. lillian bittman joins us now the chairman of the newtown board of education and a former sandy hook parent. you were with daniel barden -- >> that's the family we're close to. they were interviewed on another network, and they're -- i'm sorry. >> that's okay. >> their daughter, i had a newspaper -- one of my sons is friends with james. and their daughter was on the sandy hook school newspaper that i ran. and she had wanted to ask president obama a question when they met before the vigil. >> right. >> and she was one of my best reporters. she was one of these gung ho kids and she obviously was intimidated. they were hoping that president obama would hear her words tonight if we could get them read on air. she gave me a letter, unfortunately, there were too many people at the wake for me to actually get up to see the family. so the letter was passed back to me. if you could read it because i can't. >> family gave permission? >> the family w
orders joe biden to lead the charge in changing policies after sandy hook. the nra is set to speak out now for the first time, as the debate on gun control breaks wide-open. >> why the hell can you buy a weapon of mass destruction? >>> the eagle has landed. take a look at t
to the fabric, the fabric of your being. >> now, while as reporters at nra broke silence today, we've seen little discussion near sandy hook. disee one man out here for a short time holding a sign that said something to the effect it was the shooter not the guns. he was here just a short time, then a group of people walked up and asked him to leave. >> laura, thank you. right now a vigil under way in pleasanton to honor lives lost this, one organized by pta for people to share grief and express support for the devastated community. abc 7 news is live in pleasanton for us. >> hundreds, possibly thousands of community gatherings like this one are popping up across the country this, one organize bid two pta moms. they recognized a need. supposed to be a small vigil for a community but word leaked out, organizers say more people expressed the need to be here, now expecting mayor, chief ask school superintendent. in all of this confusion and sadness people are searching for come nort a place tochl press themselves in these gathering that's serve as a starting point. >> there is power in just si
. >> that is right. pledging to make sure that this never happens again. nra promises to reveal details so we shall see. more young victims laid to rest today. abc 7 news is live tonight from new town, connecticut.
laws and it's still a divicive issue. we will hear from the nra on friday. the house judiciary committee said they have no intention to pass such laws through the chamber. there is still stiff opposition to stiffer gun control laws. president obama today saying that he is going to seize this moment, the public anger that exists in the wake to do something about it. crystal? >> kristin welker, thank you so much. the president spoke about how action must come in our homes and in our hearts. one person for whom this tragedy hit far too close to home is rob cox who called it home since 1969. she an editor at reuters and more than anything, a newtown friend and neighbor. what's your response to what the president had to say today? >> i think it's everybody's heart. we have to do something about this. a lot of my friends and myself are trying to find ways to come up with a solution so that we can avoid and end the escalation of gun violence. it's a vile fact of our nation that we are too violent. these things are happening and a week ago i would have been on your show talking about t
about the nra? >> well, the nra is an organization that has members who are mothers and fathers. i would expect that they've been impacted by this as well, and hopefully they'll do some self-reflection. here's what we know. that any single gun law can't solve all these problems. we're going to have to look at mental health issues and look at schools. there's a whole range of things that joe's group looks at. we know that issues of gun safety will be an element of it. you know, what we've seen over the last 20 years, 15 years is this sense that anything related to guns is somehow an encroachment on the second amendment. what we're looking for is here a thoughtful approach that says, we can preserve our second amendment. we can make sure that responsible gun owners are able to carry out their activities, but that we're going to actually be serious about the safety side of this. that we're going to be serious about making sure that something like newtown or aurora doesn't happen again. there is a big chunk of space between what, you know, the second amendment means and having no rules at al
administration officials say they are ready. >> the nra is an organization that has members who are mothers and fathers. and i would expect that they have been impacted by this as well. and hopefully they will do some self-reflection. >> reporter: president obama made it clear today that he intends to use the bully pulpit to appeal to gun owners on this issue. wolf, it's still to be determined how much of a clash there could be with the nra over this. there is obviously some concern, though, and i think you can see that in just some of the lawmakers, the gun rights lawmakers who are coming out and sort of changing their tune on this issue. many of them, for instance, west virginia senator joe manchin doesn't have to worry about re-election until 2018. we've also heard from steve loutorette. he is retiring. maybe they are not the vulnerable ones and we haven't heard a lot from those who are. >> it was clear to me, brianna, and maybe you as well, the president really has been moved by what happened last friday morning in newtown, connecticut. and he wants to take action now because as one of
, rifles, with very different --guns and also ammunition has been sold. reporting live, kron 4. >> the n-r-a is finally breaking its silence four days after the connecticut the nation's largest gun rights organization - making its first public statements today after a self-imposed media blackout that left many wondering how it would respond to the killings. >> "shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders." they wanted to give families to mourn to make sure that they wanted to have a time before they issued a statement and never happens again." in a statement, the group says its members were quote "shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders." wanted to give families time to mourn before making its first public statements. the organization - pledging to "help to make sure this never happens again" and is for friday. with the recent shooting - a re-ignited gun control debate - and a spike in gun sales. asking what, if anything you plan on doing. buying a rifle before a possible ban? getting rid of your weapon if yo
for you. guest: the nra will have to speak for itself. i never understood why if you buy a gun at a gun show there should be less of a reporting of a background check then if you went into a store. most of this ground would have been there before, there it was after columbine or the cafeteria in texas. the texas incident is a tragic one. there was a woman that had a gun. she was going into the cafeteria and have begun with her. -- and she had it with her. she decided to leave it in her car. 10 minutes later, a gunman showed up and she has lived with guilt her entire life. if she had her gun, she could of taking him out within a few seconds. we have to look at the world as it is. the firearms are not going away. host: john fund, "national review," thank you for your time. >> on wed.'s washington journal, a discussion on mental-health issues. representative tim murphy of pennsylvania and grace napolitano of california. francisco negron gives his perspective on how school boards are developing and implementing emergency plans. later, we hear from the editor of the atlantic. he will talk ab
who say this time we have got to do things different. >> what about the nra? >> the nra is an organization that has members who are mothers and fathers. i would expect that they have been impacted by this as well. hopefully they will do some self reflection. here is what we know that any single glove law cannot solve all of these problems. we will have to look at mental health issues. we will have to look at schools. there will be a range of things that joe's group looked at. >> we know that issues of gun safety will be an element. what we have seen over the last 20 to 15 years is the sense that anything related to guns is somehow an encroachment of the second amendment. what we are looking for is a thoughtful approach that says we can preserve our second amendment. we can make sure responsible gun owners are able to carry out their activities. but we are going to be serious about the safety side of this. we are going to be serious about making sure something like new town or aurara does not happen again. there is a big chunk of space between what the second amendment me
of gun owners who say, you know what? this time we've got to do things differently. >> what about the nra? >> well, the nra is an organization that has members who are mothers and fathers and i would expect that they have been impacted by this as well and hopefully they will do some self-reflection and. here's what we know. that any single gun law can't solve all these problems. we're going to have to look at mental health issues. we'll have to look at schools. there are going to be a whole range of things that joe's group looks at. we know that issues of gun safety will be an element of it. and, you know, what wave seen over the past 20 years, 15 years, is the sense that anything related to guns is somehow an encroachment on the second amendment. what we're looking for here is a thoughtful approach that says, we can preserve our second amendment, we can make sure that responsible gun owners are able to carry out their activities, but, that we're going to actually be serious about the safety side of this. that we're going to be serious about making sure that something like newtown or auro
that will strike fear in the hearts of folks at the nra because they, when he was senator biden, gave him an "f" on his pro-gun rights policies and said in 2008, few in the senate have as much experience as biden in attacking our right to keep and bear arms. they will not like the choice. but it does appear they are now going to take a serious look at, what, another assault weapons ban? what do you think is likely to come out of this? >> what was interesting in the president's press conference he was actually fairly specific what he hopes to get out of this task force. he says, it was clear it wasn't a commission. i think people who are speculating the president is using this biden task force to sort of get out of having to do implement serious gun control measures or doing kinds of things the president suggested he would do in his speech in newtown on sunday night are just wrong. i think the president is still eager to move urgently and i think the picking of vice president biden suggests that but he was fairly specific. he talked about reinstating an assault weapons ban. the president talked
. the president of cerberus, his father lives in newtown, connecticut on friday, this coming friday, the n.r.a. says it will hold a news conference to provide, quote, meaningful contributions to the gun debate. big reaction to the gun industry. and then there's this. richard trumka and organized llbor may get their way on taxes, spending and debt. and the fiscal cliff deal that's now shaping up looks a lot like the trumka plan. we will bring you that, the opening bell and facebook stock and general motors in the news, all of it after this. [ malennouncer ] this is steve. he loves risk. but whether he's climbing everest,t, scuba diving the great barrier reef with sharks, or jumping into the marke he goes with people he trusts, which is why he trades with a coany that doesn't nickel and dime him with hidden fees. so he can worry about other things, like what the market is doing and being ready, no matter what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. which isn't rocket science. excuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i
with depression. i've always worked in social work. they could have as much influence as athe nra. host: you are nodding your head about that. guest: i beg to differ with you on that. they are part of my task force which meets every other week with about 40 other professionals from schools and psychologists. we work on the different issues. host: what is their mission? guest: to work on the mental health issue. they did not exert as much of their influence where they could or should. i think that is a stigma and that they are not as well organized in outreach and be able to get out to the different areas that are needed. i know them very well and they are wonderful people. there are wonderful organizations that need to work with them. they are effective. we need to work at the local levels at the schools, where children were working at the -- they can begin to spot some of these disorders and talk to the parents and to try to solve them at the early ages. that is one thing that one group does. they provide grants and scholarships to put on site clinicians to help these youngsters, educate th
: the nra doesn't want to peek sooner because it is insensitive. >> steve: joe biden will head up the administration's efforts to come up with something after new ton. time for head lines now. >> gretchen: like something out of the hollywood movie. two inmates using bead sheets to escape from prizon. they tide them together and scurry down to building. this is chicago, everyone. kenneth and judge sev breaks. tide the she'ds to the bars of the cells. guess what they are still on the loose right now. >> gun from the botched fast and furous linked to the death of a mexican beauty queen. maria gamez and four others were killed. house speaker john boehner in a plan b. and the white house is making it clear that it is it a no go for the president. >> i believe it is important to protect as many american taxpayers as we can. our plan b would protect american taxpayers who make a million dollars or less . >> he will not accept a deal that in order to protect some of the wealthiest americans from having taxes go up. shifts it on the sorps and class. >> gretchen: so the house is scheduled t
, including the principal killed trying to protect her students. and for the first time the nra weighs in on last week's tragedy. >>> as progress is made in fiscal cliff talks, house speaker john boehner surprises washington with a backup plan, butoc
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